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A Private Library of Books

Tuesday 3rd January 2017, 1:00 pm

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1 John Farleigh D.H. Lawrence, The Man Who Died: Heinemann, 1935 wood engravings in red and black, 28cm x 21cm, with dust wrapper. £40-60 £60
2 Richard Bright, Travels From Vienna Through Lower Hungary; with some remarks on the state of Vienna during the congress in the year 1814; Edinburgh 1818; engraved plates and two folding maps, 4to, half calf. £200-300 £340
3 John Throsby, Select Views in Leicestershire, in two vols, Leicester 1789-90, together with The History and Antiquities of the Ancient Town of Leicester, 1891, 4to, uniform calf (restored), (3). £150-200 £220
4 Henry Moore, Shelter Sketch Book, facsimile signature and dated October 1940 [Editions Poetry, London], cloth; and Henry Moore's Sheep Sketchbook, a reproduction of the artist's original sketchbook, Thames & Hudson 1980, (2). £50-80 £50
5 Christopher Sandeman, Thyme and Bergamot, Dropmore Press, London, 1947, with wood engravings by John O'Connor, from a numbered edition of 550, cloth; George Rylands (Ed), A Distraction of Wits Nurtured in Elizabethan Cambridge, Cambridge 1958, with illustrations by Michael Ayrton, from an edition of 500, other Cambridge University Printer Christmas editions, etc., (12). £150-200 £200
6 Benjamin Britten, The Rape of Lucretia; A Symposium by Benjamin Britten, Ronald Duncan, John Piper et al The Bodley Head; reproductions after John Piper, with dust wrappers. This Chamber Opera was first performed at Glyndebourne in 1946-47. £50-80 £38
7 John Nash John Lewis, John Nash The Painter as Illustrator, Pendomer Press 1978, signed by the author, from a numbered edition of 150 copies, together with six additional wood engraved plates printed from the original wood blocks, each numbered in pencil, 74/150, and with embossed stamp of The Trustees of the John Nash Estate, loose as issued in original paper portfolio, in a marbled board slip case, 4to. £100-150 £290
8 Edward Bawden Douglas Percy Bliss, Edward Bawden, Pendomer Press [1979] from a numbered edition of 200 copies, together with an original colour lithograph Nekayah, Rasselas & Imlac, in folio of issue, in a slip case, 4to. £100-150 £260
9 C.R.W. Nevinson, Sir John Lavery, Paul Nash and Eric Kennington British Artists at the Front, in four parts, bound as one, Country Life 1918, with two colour offset lithographs, 4to, half Morocco. £100-150 £480
10 William Shakespeare Shakespeare's The Tradegie of King Lear, Shakespeare Head Press, London 1927, from a numbered edition of 100 copies on Kelmscott handmade paper, signed by Harley Granville-Barker, Paul Nash and Albert Rutherston, tooled calf, in a slip case. £150-200 £950
11 William Manning, The Glow-Worm, Frank T. Sabin, 1896, from a numbered edition of 112, signed by Charles Whittingham, and with a personalized inscription from the author, wood engravings by Westley Horton, tooled cloth. £50-80 £190
12 Siegfried Sassoon, Memoirs of an Infantry Officer, Faber & Faber, September 1931, with illustrations by Barnett Freedman, signed by the author and illustrator, from a numbered edition of 320 copies with dust wrapper. £300-500 £700
13 Barnett Freedman Real Farmhouse Cheeses, a pamphlet [circa.1939], with tinted lithographs, damaged; and Jonathan Mayne, Barnett Freedman, from the English Masters of Black and White series, Art and Technics London 1948, with dust wrapper, (2). £50-80 £170
14 Martin Armstrong St. Hercules and other stories, Curwen Press [1927], with illustrations by Paul Nash from a numbered edition 310 copies, cloth backed, printed boards also designed by Nash. £70-100 £160
15 William Somerset Maugham, Cakes and Ale, Heinemann [1953], frontispiece and illustrations by Graham Sutherland, signed by the author and artist, from a numbered edition of 1000, Morocco rubbed. £50-80 £130
16 George Thornley Daphnis & Chloe, Golden Cockerel Press, 1923, from a numbered edition of 450 copies, and Chanticleer, a bibliography of the Golden Cockerel Press, April 1921-August 1936, (2). £50-80 £42
17 Paul Nash, David Low, Robert Gibbings et al Sermons by Artists, Golden Cockerel Press 1934, from a numbered edition of 300, and L.A.G. Strong, The Hansom Cab and the Pigeons, Golden Cockerel Press 1935, from an edition of 1000, (2). £50-80 £200
18 John Piper John Hadfield (Ed), Elizabethan Love Songs, Cupid Press 1955, illustrated by John Piper, a numbered edition of 650 copies, signed by the artist; and Sir George Sitwell, On The Making of Gardens, Dropmore Press 1949, decorations by John Piper, from a numbered edition of 1000, with dust wrapper, (2). £50-80 £140
19 Hugh Casson, Red Lacquer Days, an illustrated journal describing a recent visit to Peking, Lion & Unicorn Press, 1956, from an edition of 200, and other illustrated books and pamphlets, (20). £50-80 £150
20 Norman Jewson, By Chance I Did Rove, privately printed, 1973, with dust wrapper; Claudius Hollyband and Peter Erondell, The Elizabethan Home Discovered, edited by M. St.Claire Byrne, Hazelwood Books, London 1925, from a numbered edition of 725, with dust wrapper; Coach and Sedan, reprinted from the edition of 1636, Hazelwood Books 1925, from a numbered edition of 625 copies, and Edward Gordon Craig, Nothing Or The Book Plate, incorporating twenty-five pasted-in book plates, reissued 1931, (4). £40-60 £35
21 Benedictines of Stanbrook, The Stanbrook Abbey Press Ninety-two years of its history, Worcester 1970, from an edition of 450; Leo John De Freitas, Fish and Crutches, Banholt Uppingham, 1991, with wood cuts by Rigby Graham, with a dedication by the artist; John Mason, Papermaking as an artistic craft, Twelve by Eight, Leicester 1963, illustrated by Rigby Graham, signed by the author; Will and Sebastian Carter, Portfolio Two, Rampant Lion Press, Cambridge 1974, loose folio; William Hazlitt,Character of John Ball, Florin Press, 1978, with drawings by Graham Williams, together with pamphlets and ephemera. £50-80 £180
22 [W.R. Leatherby, et al], Ernest Gimson, His Life and Work, Shakespeare Head Press, 1924, from a numbered edition corrected to 550. £200-300 £250
23 T.R. Potter, Charnwood Forest with Illustrations, London, Nottingham and Leicester [1842], complete with hand-coloured map, 4to, tooled green Morocco by R. Allen, Long Row, Nottingham. £80-120 £200
24 Herbert Furst, The Wood Cut, an annual, No.1, 1927, Fleuron Limited; binding paper designed and engraved on wood by Paul Nash, with dust wrapper; Harold Munroe (Ed) The Chap Book A Yearly Miscellany, No.40, 1925; Jonathan Cape; and R John Beedham, Wood Engraving, Faber & Faber, reprint September 1938, with introduction and appendix by Eric Gill, with dust wrapper, (3). £40-60 £110
25 John Piper, Brighton Aquatints, twelve original aquatints of modern Brighton with short descriptions by the artist, and an introduction by Lord Alfred Douglas, Curwen Press, for Duckworth 1939, landscape 4to with cloth backed marbled end boards, blind stamp Harrod's Library, boards badly rubbed, creased and a little torn. £1000-1500 £2400
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